Today's News

  • Carolina Shores commissioners OK paving change without rebidding

    CAROLINA SHORES—Town commissioners have approved a paving project in the Village at Calabash even though work stipulations changed after the project was bid.

    The board voted March 4 to award a $68,000 contract to Hardee & Prince Contractors of Loris, S.C., for paving at Oakbark Court, Gate 3 and in the Village at Calabash.

  • Homeless man remembered following death in South Carolina

    He was just a homeless man, someone who once had a job and a family and a good income driving a truck.

    On a cold December day last year, Phillip Riley showed up for free homemade soup served by a church at Shallotte Riverside Park.

    He’d been living in the woods, he said, after his luck and the economy took a downturn and he lost his job. He said he could lead a reporter to other homeless people for a future story, but then he disappeared.

  • Shallotte planners recommend changes to sidewalk map

    The Shallotte Planning Board is recommending changes to the town’s sidewalk district map that will improve the appearance of the town and better control construction of sidewalks.

    The board voted unanimously at its Tuesday night board meeting to recommend the town board of aldermen approve dividing the town into quadrants meeting at the intersection of Main Street and Wall Street/Shallotte Avenue.

  • Gause, Trojans end baseball conference season with win

    The West Brunswick Trojans did not disappoint the sellout crowd Friday night as they easily handled South Columbus 8-1. This was their last game of the conference season.
    Major League Baseball scouts from the Detroit Tigers, Milwaukee Brewers, Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians were also not disappointed in their observation of senior Jay Gause, the winning pitcher.
    Gause (4-1) pitched six innings. He allowed one hit, a single in the sixth inning, and struck out 11.

  • United Country—Coastal Home ranks No. 20 in March

    United Country Real Estate, headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., recently announced that United Country–Coastal Homes in Ocean Isle Beach was the No. 20 office in the United Country network for gross commissions in March.
    In 2009, United Country–Coastal Homes, owned by Terri Allen and located in Shallotte, was the No. 8 United Country office in the nation, as well as the No. 4 office in the company’s eastern division.

  • Senior site menus for May 17-21

    Here are lunch menus for Brunswick County’s nine Senior Nutrition Sites for next week.
    Monday, May 17
    Beef ‘n’ macaroni casserole, mixed vegetables, peaches, Italian bread/margarine, beverage.
    Tuesday, May 18
    Pork roast/gravy, sweet potatoes, blacked-eyed peas, pineapple, dinner roll/margarine, beverage.
    Wednesday, May 19
    Beef stew with vegetable, brown rice, blend juice, vanilla pudding, biscuit/margarine, beverage.
    Thursday, May 20

  • Board of Trustees donates $10,000 to Dosher Memorial Hospital

    The Board of Trustees of Dosher Memorial Hospital, 924 N. Howe St. in Southport, made a $10,000 donation from the hospital to the newly formed Dosher Memorial Hospital Foundation on Monday, May 3.
    The purpose for the gift was to recognize the establishment of the Dosher Memorial Hospital Foundation and to publicly show its support for the new area healthcare foundation. The check passing took place during a ceremony at the beginning of the regular May board meeting of the hospital trustees.

  • Brunswick Community Hospital recognizes volunteers

    At a recent volunteer appreciation banquet, Brunswick Community Hospital leaders recognized the hospital’s 59 volunteers for nearly 10,000 hours of time they contributed to the hospital in 2009.
    “Every day, you give unselfishly of yourself from the smile and the greeting at the door to the assistance that someone needs in the surgical waiting room to find out how a loved one is or to suggestions for that special gift for the new baby and mother in the gift shop,” Deborah Rochelle, manager of service excellence and volunteers for the hospital, said.

  • Union Elementary students earn honor roll, awards

    Union Elementary School recently had its third nine weeks awards ceremony. The following students were recognized:
    Citizens of the Month
    Kindergarten: Ciarra Lucio, Rowan Evans, Conner Parks, Bianca Rendon, Kendra Erwin, Isaac Cross, Hannah Hickman, Justin Goodman.
    First grade: Brianna Croft, Ian Clark, Alex Gore, Emma Grace Hamric, Ayden Stanley, Emily Santos, Emily Cottrell, Garrett Gushman, Makoa Surigao, Teresa Callahanm, Eric Lambrakopoulos, D’miyah Stanley.

  • BCC hosts annual fund drive

    The Foundation of Brunswick Community College hosted its annual Campus and Community Fund Drive during the month of April, raising $42,494.87 for student scholarships.
    The tradition of the BCC Campus and Community Fund Drive gives BCC employees the opportunity to make donations that are used to support student scholarships, with 194 employees participating and raising $20,000 toward student scholarships, exceeding the goal of $15,000.